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In this lesson students are introduced to the basic physiology of the brain.  They learn where it is located as well as understand the brain’s basic functions.  Not only is it important for students to understand how they learn, the students need to understand just how important their brain really is.  Even though the students are very young, they will begin to understand and therefore explain who has a brain and what does not.  

 Lesson for Preschool through 2nd Grade.  Presentation, Lesson Plan and Assignments for Home.

This lesson explains how we use our senses to lean.  Students are introduced to the basic physiology of the brain.  They learn where it is located as well as understand the brain’s basic function.  The Five Senses are introduced and are shown the regions of the brain that are activated when the senses are stimulated. 

 

Not only is it important for students to understand how they learn, the students need to understand just how important their brain really is.  This lesson also includes a discussion of how to keep their brain healthy and strong.  It also includes the importance of wearing a helmet for various activities, as well as wearing their seatbelt when riding in the car.

 Lesson for Preschool through 2nd Grade.  Presentation, Lesson Plan and Assignments for Home.

This unit is designed to explain how media and technology are affecting the brain.  Violence is on a rise in our society.  It’s a mental health issue that needs to be addressed.  Based on the latest neurological research, the participants will have concrete data showing that the use of technology is greatly affecting the brain and changing the way we think and learn.  “The brain becomes what the brain does.”  It’s important to understand that the more risk factors an individual is exposed to, the greater chance there is he/she may committee a violent act. The impact technology is having on the way we think and learn is changing at a very rapid rate.  Students must be made aware of how to use technology to their advantage. 

Complete Unit contains Presentations, Lesson Plans and Additional Assignments for 8 subject areas.

When Dr. Whitaker visits your school or district, she'll provide the following for your teachers:

 

  • Completed lesson plans in format provided below

 

  • Common Core State Stands and Catholic School Standards and Benchmarks listed for each lesson

 

  • A PowerPoint presentation for students with notes explaining each slide

 

  • Cross-curricular assignments reinforcing the day's lesson

 

  • Letter to the parents explaining the lesson that was covered in class and recommendations how they can help reinforce the lesson at home

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